ERTH 101: Earth System Sciences
Examination of basic geologic processes, Earth and planets through geologic time, internal geosystems, and surficial geosystems.
This course fulfills the Inquiry (IN) piece of the Montana State University Core curriculum or 4 credits of the Natural Science/Mathematics degree requirement in Liberal Studies.
Meeting Place and Times
Robyn Gotz, MS.
Robyn graduated from Montana State University in 2013 with a Master of Science in Earth Sciences. Her graduate research focused on spatial changes in physical snow properties as a result of using avalanche explosives. Robyn has an extensive background in snow avalanche work as a 10-year member of the Snowmass Ski Patrol in Snowmass Village, CO and a 3-year member of the La Parva Ski Patrol in La Parva, Chile. Robyn is currently pursuing her PhD in higher education and focusing her current research on geoscience and online education. As a faculty member of the Department of Earth Sciences, Robyn has taught a range of classes including, Introduction to Earth System Sciences (face-to-face and online), Introduction to Snow Science, Weather and Climate (face-to-face and online), Oceanography, Earth Materials, and has co-taught Snow Dynamics and Accumulation. Robyn also teaches K-14 Earth System Sciences, Middle School Earth System Science, Weather and Climate for Teachers, and Understanding Climate Change for Teachers as part of the National Teacher’s Enhancement Network (NTEN) and Master of Science in Science Education (MSSE) programs.
Tuition and Fees
If you are accepted into a qualified online program, see the appropriate MSU Online Only Tuition and Fee table.
If you are also taking a face-to-face course, please refer to the MSU Fee Schedules.
Price: approx $139 + $19.95 s&h
Students will purchase lab kits directly from eScience Labs.
Purchasing instructions for the lab kit and book will be provided by the instructor prior to the start of class.
- Internet access
- A device and browser that pass the system check for Brightspace LE, MSU's learning management system.
This course uses a learning management system. You will learn more closer to the course start date.
For More Information
For course information: Please contact Robyn Gotz at [email protected].
How to Register
You must be accepted as a student to Montana State University to take this course.
Learn how to apply.
After your application has been accepted, you will register via MSU's online registration system, MyInfo.
Registration requires a PIN. Learn how to find your PIN.
Once you have your PIN, learn how to register through MyInfo.